3023 N. State Street,
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Capri Theatre (Official)
Previously operated by: Paramount Pictures Inc.
Previous Names: Pix Theatre, Capri Theatre, Pix Capri Theatre
News About This Theater
- May 19, 2012 — Pix/Capri Theater reopening planned
The Pix Theatre opened in 1940 by Van Downing as a 500 screen first run movie theatre. The theatre was a vibrant theatre throughout the entire time it was open. It was closed in 1957. Reopened in 1962 as the Capri Theatre. By late-1970’s and early-1980’s, it was obviously feeling the heat by the other multiplex theatres that had opened in Jackson.
By the early-1980’s, the theatre had switched to second run films then eventually an adult/porn theatre. It has been abandoned since the mid-1980’s, home to a clothing shop for so long but recently reopened for community entertainment purposes.
The Pix Capri Theatre is no longer open for first run movies and will go through a lot of work to restore it. Once restored, it is expected to become a venue for performing arts, a few first run films, mostly second run films, independent films and diverse background films. Although it needs a lot of work, the auditorium is gutted, has been for quite some time, but it doesn’t stop the theatre from being used. By 2016 it was used for special events.
In March 2021 a renovation of the theatre was announced and there will be a 10-lane bowling alley built adjacent to it. The Capri Theatre was reopened in January 2022.
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